Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Liquify - Elements Nine

Photographer

PhotoPower

Posts: 1368

Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada

When I try a modest eye adjustment in Elements Nine it goes all wonky and explodes into a major enlargement. How come I cannot get a more subtle enlargement?

Dec 25 12 10:41 am Link

Retoucher

Frankcerro

Posts: 40

Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain

Check if you use the correct tool(forward warp), maybe are taking the bloat tool or other.

Dec 25 12 11:49 am Link

Digital Artist

Platinum Dust

Posts: 106

San Francisco, California, US

I have CS2 and am not sure if it's the same as Elements 9, but you can also adjust the settings (brush pressure, brush density, brush rate, etc.) for subtler liquify effects.

Dec 25 12 12:30 pm Link

Photographer

David J Martin

Posts: 458

Amberg, Bavaria, Germany

I don't know why you're trying to use liquify for enlargements.  Mostly it's for moving pixels around, like flattening a stomach.

Dec 25 12 12:38 pm Link

Photographer

PhotoPower

Posts: 1368

Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada

David J Martin wrote:
I don't know why you're trying to use liquify for enlargements.  Mostly it's for moving pixels around, like flattening a stomach.

Sorry I was not clear on this. It has to do with subtle enlargement in Liquify of model's smaller eye using the bloat tool. It was a feature I used in PS but I find in Elements the eye pops up way to big. I will try some of the adjustments folks suggested, but have not had much luck with this in the past ... it appears to be a shortcoming of Elements...thanks all...W

Dec 26 12 02:11 am Link